Soon enough spring will be here, and with it will surely come a moving van or two.
ADT Home Alarms wants to make your spring move as streamlined, simple, and safe as possible. If you’re preparing to head to a new home once the weather warms up, review our checklist to find out what you can do to make your new home as secure as possible!
Replace all the locks
Who knows how many people have been given a key to your new home at one point or another? Real estate agents, contractors, former residents, family members, neighbors, friends… the list goes on!
Don’t assume any of these individuals are above breaking into your home, either, especially considering most burglars have, at one point, been granted access to the home they burglarize.
From the day you move in, make it your priority to change all door locks so that you and your family members are the only ones with access to your home.
Invest in a monitored home security system
Set up your home security system before you and your family spend a single night in your new home. Choose a provider offering 24/7 monitored services, and consider investing in programs like ADT Pulse, which integrate all your electronics, sensors, and cameras into a single portal that can be accessed at home or on the go.
Round-the-clock monitoring is available to you at incredibly low monthly rates. Call ADT Home Alarms today to learn more about pricing options and fast installation: 1-877-260-3368!
Place security system signs and decals around your new home
Our logo on decals and signs placed around your home.
Small deterrents like this are your first line of defense against home invasion and burglary, often enough to send even the toughest burglars away without a try. Let criminals know you’re prepared by placing our home security signs around your new residence and they’ll likely move on to an unsuspecting resident instead. Signs in your front lawn and warnings on your windows are your best bet.
Fencing? Make sure it’s secure.
If your new home is fenced, spend time walking around the front, side, and back to check for holes and weak areas. If found, repair right away. This will protect your home from unwanted visitors and will help to keep young children and pets within eyesight.
Meet the neighbors; ask about a Neighborhood Watch program
One of the best things a new resident can do is introduce him or herself to the neighbors. Face-to-face introductions help to establish rapport and build bonds that, over time, will benefit you when you go out of town and need a friend to watch over your house.
Without appearing paranoid, ask about a Neighborhood Watch program. Is one in place? If not, would your neighbors be open to the idea? If so, speak to your police department about starting one; a great way to get to know your neighbors better while fighting crime at the same time.
Set up your environmental sensors
Though environmental sensors—carbon monoxide, smoke, etc.—in a new home should be charged and ready, take time to walk around and test each. Change batteries. Consider adding water, flood, and temperature sensors in order to protect your home from leaking or broken pipes, winter weather, fire, and so forth.
Want a simplified way to manage all your controls and alerts, on the go or at home? Invest in ADT Pulse.
Rely on ADT Home Alarms to help
We know that in the hustle and bustle of packing, moving, and unpacking, home security may drop to the bottom of your list. Let us do the heavy lifting.
If you’re preparing for a move and want to secure your new home, call us today. We can explain equipment and offers, customize a plan to fit you and your new home, and set up an installation date that fits your schedule.
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